Making change: Explorations into enacting a disruptive pro-sustainability design practice by Leyla Acaroglu

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Abstract

Making Change explores tactics for effecting pro-sustainability change in and through a transdisciplinary approach to design. A variety of designed interventions within existing education and communication systems were undertaken. Employing the reflective practice of action research and other design methods, experimental and intentionally disruptive projects were developed to generate tactical ways of operating within particular cultural conditions. These projects take the form of educational tools, interactive installations, performative presentations and games. Each one explores the use of challenging, storytelling and playing, to reframe, communicate and incite uptake of embedded sustainability interests in education, design and social practices. This research has revealed tactical ways of enacting a disruptive design practice to generate pro-sustainability cultural and social influence.

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